| Jan 28, 2014
| 11:05 AM
More Tri-Cities residents invested in construction projects for their homes in 2013 than in 2012, according to local officials.
"We definitely did see an upswing in the number of building permits but that did not necessarily (translate into) a lot of...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — The biggest story in American real estate in 2013 hasn't gotten the attention it deserves, so let's shout this out: Homeowners' net equity holdings soared $2.2 trillion from the third quarter of 2012 to the third quarter of this year,...
| May 9, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Much of the charm of Fells Point is found in its narrow back alleys and side streets — contributing to the area's original grid from land purchased by William Fell in the early 1700s. Many of the homes on these streets date to the mid-18th to 19th...
| Nov 7, 2013
Former Chicago Bears offensive tackle Gabe Carimi, who was traded in June to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has sold his renovated, five-bedroom, ranch-style house in Highland Park for $942,500.
Carimi, 25, joined the Bears as their starting offensive tackle...
| May 26, 2013
| 4:02 AM
Save $3 on $10 admission to the Fort Lauderdale Home and Remodeling Show at the Broward County Convention Center through Memorial Day.
Buy an online ticket to save $3 off adult admission or print out a coupon to save $2 at the box office.
| Mar 24, 2013
MÉRIDA, Mexico — Until this winter, Mérida had just been a busy city I passed through on my way to the ancient Mayan ruins.
Then, in mid-December, I made it my destination.
I pretty much had to: I'd been hearing the city's name all fall, from...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Even if you have no plans to sell or buy, you can cash in on your home. Rising home prices mean you have more equity and more options. You can refinance to cut your monthly mortgage payment and total interest, do a cash-out refi to simultaneously...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Pop quiz: What's the home-improvement project that comes closest to paying for itself when you sell?
Not a snazzy new kitchen or bathroom. A lowly steel front door.
So says Remodeling magazine in its annual survey breaking down the cost benefits of...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Dan Kittilsen, president of Plainfield based DJK Custom Homes Inc., knows what buyers are looking for when purchasing a home today.
Great detail, energy efficiency and real customer service, he says. "That's what people care about right now," he adds....
| Jan 1, 2013
| 5:28 PM
The first winter after Danielle Smith bought her house in North Baltimore, the 35-year-old schoolteacher wondered if it even had a furnace, it was so cold and drafty.
Now, with almost all new windows and several other energy-efficiency retrofits, Smith...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 1:52 PM
James E. Johnston, a retired Navy Department worker who also maintained a home-improvement business, died Sunday of cancer at FutureCare Lochearn.
The longtime Northwest Baltimore resident was 88.
Born and raised in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., James Eugene...